A wireless adapter is a device that adds any form of wireless connectivity to a computer either through an internal or external connection. This may also mean through radio, Bluetooth, or even infrared although they all commonly refer to Wi-Fi nowadays.
So, if you’re looking to install wireless Wi-Fi connection to your computer, or looking for a faster adapter, we’ve prepared this list that includes some of the best ones available locally for different purposes.
TP-Links WN8200ND is a 300 Mbps high power wireless adapter designed to provide smooth data transfer rates which are highly useful for sensitive software processing such as HD Video streaming.
Its stable and fast speed are also useful for gamers where every millisecond count. Easy to use, just plug-and-play it to a USB port, and the OS will detect your hardware automatically the adapter. The WN8200ND also provides superb penetrability, being able to sustain a good and stable signal reception even when separated by multiple walls or floors.
Best wireless adapter using RJ45 and Ethernet Port
This is an in-wall wireless adapter that can convert your wired connection to a wireless Wi-Fi signal. It can serve as both a router and repeater of your internet connection.
The adapter provides a 300 Mbps 2.4GHZ wireless connection. You can hook it up to any Ethernet port utilising an RJ45, LAN or WAN cable. Being able to support IEEE 802.11 b/n/g Wi-Fi transmission protocol, this makes it compatible with most Wi-Fi devices.
Plugging the Archer T6E Wi-Fi adapter to your desktop PC will instantly upgrade your system to the latest high-speed Wi-Fi capability of 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band.
This PCI wireless adapter utilises 802.11 ac Dual Band Standard which is 3 times faster than the older 802.11 n Wi-Fi Standard. Still, compatibility for the older 802.11 a/b/g/n standard is available for those keen to upgrade their Wi-Fi network. The adapter also features two external antennas to ensure a wide range of coverage and stable acceptance of Wi-Fi signal.
The D-Link DWA-123 Wireless is a great adapter to add Wi-Fi support to either your laptop or desktop computer. Offering an increased speed and wider range over the 802.11 n standard 1, the adapter is fast and easy to install. Just plug it into any free USB slot, follow the instructions of the Quick Setup Wizard, and you’re all set.
Best for Kali Linux with atheros chipset and monitor mode
If you must use Kali Linux for hacking purposes, it is necessary to select a wireless adapter which supports monitor mode and packet injection.
ALFA’s AWUS036NHA wireless adapter which utilises the Atheros AR9271 chipset supports both monitor mode and packet injection. It’s a perfectly capable wireless adapter which permits high transfer rates of up to 150 Mbps utilising the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standard.
The adapter is compatible with a wide range of operating systems including Linux and a wide range of Windows versions.
This compact device is a simple USB wireless adapter which works well with a wide range of operating systems including Windows, Android, Linux and Mac OS. It’s best used with an Android operating system which includes set-top boxes such as OPENBOX and DREAMBOX as well as a Smart TV with built-in Android OS.
Other features include transfer speeds of up to 150Mbps as well as a RALINK chipset which is supported by Kali Linux.
Tenda’s U6 is the successor to the celebrated U1 USB wireless adapter. The main difference between the two is that U6 provides fast wireless data transfer rates of up to 300Mbps over Wi-Fi. It is also designed for high wall penetration even through thick walls.
The secret to the U6’s stable and powerful reception is all thanks to its 6dBi high gain OFC antenna with high multi-directional rotation axis. With built-in Soft AP Hotspot, this allows for a single step setup of Wi-Fi Hotspot for selected Windows devices.
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